Weaver, William, 1923-2013

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Dates:
Birth 1923-07-24
Death 2013-11-12
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Weaver was born on July 24, 1923 in Washington, DC; BA, Princeton Univ., 1946; postgraduate study at the Univ. of Rome, 1949; became a free-lance writer, translator, music critic, assoc. editor of Collier's magazine, Italian correspondent for the Financial times (London), music and opera critic in Italy for the International herald tribune, and record critic for Panorama; translated Italian and French opera libretti; has translated Italian novelists Georgio Bassani, Italo Calvino, Carlo Emilio Gadda, Alberto Moravia, Elsa Morante, and Umberto Eco; won a National Book Award for his translation of Calvino's Cosmicomics, a John Floria Translation Prize for his translation of Pier Paolo Pasolini's A violent life, and a P.E.N. Translation Prize and Lewis Galantiere Prize for his translation of Eco's The name of the rose.

From the description of Papers, 1977-1984. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 40738103

Biography

Weaver was born on July 24, 1923 in Washington, D.C.; BA, Princeton University, 1946; postgraduate study at the University of Rome, 1949; became a free-lance writer, translator, music critic, associate editor of Collier's magazine, Italian correspondent for the Financial times (London), music and opera critic in Italy for the International herald tribune, and record critic for Panorama ; translated Italian and French opera libretti; has translated Italian novelists Georgio Bassani, Italo Calvino, Carlo Emilio Gadda, Alberto Moravia, Elsa Morante, and Umberto Eco; won a National Book Award for his translation of Calvino's Cosmicomics, a John Floria Translation Prize for his translation of Pier Paolo Pasolini's A violent life, and a P.E.N. Translation Prize and Lewis Galantiere Prize for his translation of Eco's The name of the rose .

From the guide to the William Weaver Papers, 1977-1984, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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